Bonds were posted by public officials for fulfilling their job duties. Commissions (oaths) were taken by public officials to faithfully perform their duties and support the Constitution of the United States. These records show the County official’s name, title, amount of bond, and condition of obligation for a variety of County offices such as Commissioner, Coroner, Prothonotary, Recorder, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Records were also recorded for alderman, courthouse clerks, judges, and notary publics. Records after this timeframe were recorded in regular deed books.
Search tip: Names within this index are arranged separately by the first letter of the individual’s surname and then chronologically by date recorded. Names are then indexed chronologically by date filed. The single letters in the left margin represent the second letter of the last name. Use the bookmark feature within the index to quickly navigate to the appropriate surname section.